Quantitative Services Group LLC (QSG®) announced today that it has expanded its team with the addition of Tom Kerstien and Maxime Zondlowski. These and other recent additions to its organization are part of the firm’s initiative to expand its development of cutting-edge equity and trading research.
Kerstien joins the QSG product consultant team with more than 20 years of service in the investment tools community. He joins QSG from StarMine Inc., where he helped the firm achieve successful market growth. Zondlowski is a quantitative professional with a unique mix of experience in multi-factor modeling, risk assessment and mathematics. In his new role, Zondlowski will focus primarily on uncovering new ideas and conversion of these ideas to new factors and models for QSG clients.
“Since its inception, our goal at QSG has been to help our clients identify the new ideas that will help them find success. For eight years, we released new factors, research and tools that are now the foundation of our product line. Yet now, facing the changing nature of the global equity landscape, QSG has made a deeper commitment to research and development to refine and improve our current product line as well as build new tools that will generate those ideas for years to come,” said Tim Sargent, QSG President. “I’m confident that Tom and Maxime will make significant contributions to QSG as we deliver on our goals.”
Most recently, Kerstien was Vice President of Sales for investment software company StarMine, Inc. Before that, he founded Sales Solutions where he worked as an independent sales representative and strategist for companies that included other prestigious independent equity research firms. Kerstien began his career with Standard & Poor’s Corporation as a financial statistician, and would later rise to the role of Regional and National Vice President of Sales during tenure with the company.
Zondlowski most recently served Investment Science Corp as a Quantitative Analyst, where he led an initiative to improve the firm’s equity multi-factor models. While there, Zondlowski designed a series of multi-factor models and strategy simulations to analyze its alpha generation process, leading to a significant improvement in the stability of the firm’s alphas for long-short strategies. Before that, Zondlowski was a consultant with Apriso Corp where he developed supply chain solutions for Fortune 1000 companies.